Happy 151st St. George, birthday celebration weekend

ST. GEORGE – The City of St. George will observe its 151st birthday with a free concert, activities and rides.

Though the date of St. George’s establishment is Jan. 17, members of the community can take advantage of the events offered by the City of St. George Friday night and Saturday.

Starting the celebration Friday night will be a presentation from the Heritage Choir and Lynn Clark at the Historic St. George Tabernacle, 18 S Main St., at 7 p.m F. Clark will be speaking  about her book, “Images of Faith,” which details the history of St. George through photographs stretching back 100 years.  The event is free to the public.

The majority of the activities will take place on Saturday, and include:

  • Enjoy free root beer floats handed out by Mayor Dan McArthur and members of the St. George City Council at the St. George Social Hall (by the Pioneer Opera House) at 212 N. Main St., from noon to 2 p.m. Live Southern Utah folk music and a quilt exhibit will also be featured.
  • Free rides on the St. George Carousel in the Town Square, 86 S. Main St., from noon to 4 p.m.
  • Free rides on Sun Tran the entire day.

There will also be a repeat presentation of the Heritage Choir and Lynn Clark at the St. George Tabernacle Sunday at 7 p.m.

Happy Birthday St. George!

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  • D Rex January 17, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Will there be mock slave captures and auctions? Black faces? Men dressed up like busty black women? Haven’t these always been part of St George’s history and heritage?

  • D Rex January 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Will McCarther be in black face to show his Dixie Confederacy pride?

  • Tyler Preston January 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I’m surprised they’re not calling it Dixie Heritage Day. One would think Dixie was the name of the city for godsake!

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